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Preparing for your photo shoot

You must read through the information below & submit the form to secure your booking.
This must be done as soon as possible, but always before to your scheduled appointment with us.

Confirming Your Booking
We will contact you one-two days before your booking to confirm you are still coming, if we are unsuccessful in gaining a response or receiving confirmation from you within 24 hours of us contacting you then we will presume that you are unable to attend your booking, unfortunately you will lose your space including any deposit payments or vouchers.

Cancellations & Rescheduling
Refunds for bookings are only processed once you attend your booking. If any of the terms are not met then unfortunately you may lose your deposit.

If you need to reschedule your appointment then you must notify us no less than 48 hours prior to your booking only then would we allow you to reschedule your appointment.

Cancelling or rescheduling less than 48 hours prior to your appointment would result in the loss of your deposit payment and in possibly your photography experience/voucher.

These terms apply for both photo shoot bookings and viewing bookings.
We cannot refund a purchased photo shoot experience, however you can pass the experience on to a friend or family member to use.

Please refer to our cancellation policy here.


How long does the whole experience last?

Combined, you will need around 3-4 hours of your time.

  1. Your Photography Session 60 to 90 minutes.

  2. Your Break / Interval - 60 minutes (while we complete your images).

  3. Your Cinema Slideshow Viewing - 30 to 60 minutes.

Your Photography session

Studio portrait session last around 60 minutes, we often allow 90 minutes for newborn babies or birthday sessions, so please plan ahead especially if you are unfamiliar with our studio location. If you are late to your photo shoot then that time will have to be deducted from your hour as we will more than likely have another photo shoot booked in straight after yours. So please plan ahead as we don't want you to miss out! If you can attend your appointment 10-15 minutes earlier that would be much appreciated, we do have a reception area for you and your family to sit comfortably and wait until your session starts.

After Photography

After your photography session, our editing team will need a bit more time to prepare and complete your images perfectly so that they are ready for you to view. To kill a bit of time We have put together a number of trusted eateries, coffee shops and places to visit here... local places

Your Cinema Slideshow
Your Cinema show is a very exciting (and sometimes emotional) part of your experience with us. And what's even better is that we allow you to view your photographs around 60 minutes after your photo shoot ends.

Here we will showcase your beautiful photographs and run through pricing on any additional packages that are on offer. We have packages and products to suit all budgets.

Please note* if you wish to purchase any additional prints or products on the day that you have means of payment as images are not kept on file after they have been viewed unless an order is placed. We do offer flexible payments plans with no credit checks too (deposit required) so please ask for details!


We have a team of staff who will be working hard to make sure your day runs smoothly in all aspects. Therefore, you are expected to view your images on the same day as your photo shoot.

If you are unable to view your images on the day of your shoot then you must notify us prior to your booking, failure to do this will result in the loss of your deposit.


Appointments 4pm midweek will be invited back the next day to view your images depending on availability.

Appointments 5/6pm on a Saturday will be invited back Sunday to view your images depending on availability.

Appointments 5/6pm on a Sunday will be invited back Tuesday to view your images depending on availability.

For all other slots viewings are same day as your photo shoot around 60 minutes after your shoot

Additional Images & Products 

Your chosen or gifted photo shoot experience only includes 1 single print of your choice unless your have opted for one of our premium online packages.
Once you have viewed your images, we have a number of packages available for additional purchases on images and products, plus when you visit we will have a special offer on which our viewing consultant can explain to you on the day. To give you an idea we do offer package deals plus prints starting from £45. We also offer high resolution digital files with print rights (no watermarks) for £50 each. If you would prefer a selection of digital files as a package, these packages start from £250 for 12 images and we have other digital packages that work out as little as £5 per image when a digital package is purchased.
We also have a large selection of print and frame options available.

What to bring with you
It is recommended that you bring 2-3 outfit changes along to your photo shoot for everyone involved, this will compliment and broaden your shoot making it more personal to you! Also if you or your family members have any particular interests or hobbies then props are highly recommended to further personalise your photo shoot.


For young and newborn babies make sure you have prepped for feeds etc (we do have a baby changing unit which is fully stocked). Please remember to ask a member of staff if you are unsure, we are more than happy to help with creative ideas! See our Newborn Guide on what to bring along.

For Cake Smash photo shoots please click here for more info on what to bring along.

Where to park?
There is a multi story car park across the street at the Captain Cook Square car park on Brentnall Street and also Sainsbury's car park is very close by. On Sundays you can park outside the studio for free if space is available.

Public Transport
We are located right next to Middlesbrough bus station, if you are catching the train then Middlesbrough train station is a short 5 minute walk away.

Where is the studio?

We are located in Middlesbrough town centre, near the bus station and behind the BBC Radio Tees building.

Studio Address

69 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 5EH
Directions Here



01642 205465

Please attend your booking on time, try not to be late as our studio runs to a planned schedule, if you turn up late then your session may have to be cut short.

We look forward to meeting you!

Please note - Without submitting this form we cannot secure your booking.

Thank you, your booking is now secure!

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